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Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions
Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960
Exhibitions
Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960

The first exhibition to explore the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion, Sporting Fashion will look at the extraordinary impact of new technologies and evolving social mores on …

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024
Exhibitions
Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic
Exhibitions
Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic

Comedians, editorial cartoons, and memes harness the power of satire, parody, and hyperbole to provoke laughter, indignation—even action.

Wednesday, November 01, 2023 - Sunday, May 05, 2024
Exhibitions
Tattoos in Japanese Prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Exhibitions
Tattoos in Japanese Prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Some of the world’s most popular tattoo motifs trace back to early 19th-century Edo (modern Tokyo), where tattoo artists took inspiration from color woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e. Many of …

Friday, October 27, 2023 - Sunday, January 14, 2024
Exhibitions
Maia Cruz Palileo: Days Later, Down River
Exhibitions
Maia Cruz Palileo: Days Later, Down River

Maia Cruz Palileo: Days Later, Down River navigates themes of migration and the persistence of tacit knowledge in the face of assimilation. The works on view map an archival, geological, …

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - Saturday, December 30, 2023
Exhibitions
American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection
Exhibitions
American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection

American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection surveys two centuries of American creativity. Though many of the objects from the DeMell Jacobsen collection have been on view …

Friday, June 09, 2023 - Sunday, September 24, 2023
Exhibitions
Reflections The Art of Well-Being
Exhibitions
Reflections The Art of Well-Being

For centuries, art has paved the way to connect with our inner self, to universally and inclusively allow us to communicate our feelings and emotions. It can also nurture physical …

Friday, April 07, 2023 - Sunday, June 18, 2023
Exhibitions
Flamboyance! A Topiary Menagerie
Exhibitions
Flamboyance! A Topiary Menagerie

The pink flamingo — an iconic garden motif that is unquestionably Floridian. In the Museum’s first ever horticultural exhibition, 50 topiary flamingos planted with pink flowering begonias will take over …

Saturday, April 01, 2023 - Sunday, June 25, 2023
Exhibitions
Outside: In
Exhibitions
Outside: In

This exhibition brings together works by global contemporary artists who draw inspiration from the natural world and work in a variety of media, including painting, photography, assemblage, and video. Participating …

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - Thursday, November 30, 2023
Exhibitions
Anila Quayyum Agha: Flight Patterns
Exhibitions
Anila Quayyum Agha: Flight Patterns

World-renowned Pakistani American artist Anila Quayyum Agha uses art to explore her dual experiences living in her native country and as an immigrant in the United States. Although inspired by …

Friday, February 24, 2023 - Sunday, April 30, 2023
Exhibitions
Rockwell Kent The Shakespeare Portfolios
Exhibitions
Rockwell Kent The Shakespeare Portfolios

In March 1935, Nelson Doubleday of the publishers Doubleday, Doran & Company, an affiliate of Garden City, approached noted American artist and illustrator Rockwell Kent to provide illustrations for their …

Friday, January 20, 2023 - Sunday, May 07, 2023
Exhibitions
James McBey Etchings
Exhibitions
James McBey Etchings

The Cummer Museum owns one of the largest collection of works by artist James McBey (1883 – 1959) outside of his native Scotland. Although he left school at 14 to …

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - Sunday, May 14, 2023
Exhibitions
The Age of Armor: Treasures From the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum
Exhibitions
The Age of Armor: Treasures From the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum

The image of the knight in shining armor is familiar to us from fairy tales, films, and computer games, but what was the reality behind the myth? Armor is as …

Friday, October 21, 2022 - Sunday, January 22, 2023
Exhibitions
Deborah Roberts: I’m
Exhibitions
Deborah Roberts: I’m

Deborah Roberts critiques notions of beauty, the body, race, and identity in contemporary society through the lens of Black children. Her mixed media works on paper and on canvas combine …

Friday, September 16, 2022 - Sunday, December 04, 2022
Exhibitions
Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks From the Mr. And Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society
Exhibitions
Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks From the Mr. And Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

This exhibition will present 67 masterpieces collected by John D. Rockefeller III (1906–1978) and his wife Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller (1909–1992), illuminating the cultures and history of Asia. This important collection …

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - Sunday, September 18, 2022
Exhibitions
Jacksonville’s Norman Studios
Exhibitions
Jacksonville’s Norman Studios

Before Hollywood dominated the film industry, Florida was the hot spot for movie executives. With our warm weather, sunny skies, convenient location, cheap labor, and diverse scenery, Florida quickly became …

Monday, April 11, 2022 - Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Exhibitions
Frieseke in Florida: Memories of Jacksonville in the 1880s
Exhibitions
Frieseke in Florida: Memories of Jacksonville in the 1880s

Noted American Impressionist painter Frederick Carl Frieseke moved to northeast Florida in 1881 at the age of seven. Along with his father and sister, they lived in Floral Bluff, just …

Friday, March 25, 2022 - Sunday, January 01, 2023
Exhibitions
Revolve Spotlight on the Permanent Collection
Exhibitions
Revolve Spotlight on the Permanent Collection

Throughout the Museum’s 60-year history, its permanent collection has grown from 60 objects to more than 5,000. See this collection in a new light as familiar works are paired with …

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - Sunday, November 13, 2022
Exhibitions
American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection
Exhibitions
American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection

America is a nation of stories. Everyone has a story to tell—a life lived as a witness to and participant in events both private and shared. The stories that we …

Friday, February 11, 2022 - Sunday, May 22, 2022
Exhibitions
Rebecca Louise Law: The Journey
Exhibitions
Rebecca Louise Law: The Journey

British artist Rebecca Louise Law has designed and created a site-specific installation using both dried and fresh plant materials to form an immersive visitor experience that explores the relationship between …

Friday, July 30, 2021 - Sunday, January 09, 2022
Exhibitions
Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion
Exhibitions
Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion

In 1875, following the Red River War, the United States government ordered the arrest of 72 Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, Caddo, and Arapaho warriors. Of these, 15 were Cheyenne. Taken from …

Friday, June 04, 2021 - Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Exhibitions
Reynier Leyva Novo
Exhibitions
Reynier Leyva Novo

Reynier Leyva Novo’s multidisciplinary practice involves extracting historical data and official documents that the artist then transforms into a formally minimalist work with great conceptual meaning. He uses photography, video, …

Friday, March 26, 2021 - Sunday, October 03, 2021
Exhibitions
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness
Exhibitions
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is proud to present Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness, an internationally touring exhibition organized by Autograph, London and curated by …

Monday, March 15, 2021 - Sunday, June 20, 2021
Exhibitions
Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Exhibition
Exhibitions
Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Exhibition

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, in partnership with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, presents a retrospective exhibition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Art Ventures Fund. …

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - Sunday, February 21, 2021
Exhibitions
Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and Our Contemporary Moment
Exhibitions
Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and Our Contemporary Moment

Cross Pollination takes flight from the influential series of paintings, The Gems of Brazil (1863-64) by Martin Johnson Heade, but expands outward to explore pollination in nature and ecology, cultural …

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - Sunday, January 17, 2021
Exhibitions
Overstreet Ducasse
Exhibitions
Overstreet Ducasse

The Cummer Museum’s Concourse Art Shop welcomes Overstreet Ducasse. Born in Haiti, Ducasse came to the United States at the age of six. Faced with the challenges of an unfamiliar …

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Sunday, April 26, 2020
Exhibitions
Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt
Exhibitions
Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

Striking Power explores the history of iconoclasm in relation to ancient Egyptian art through forty masterpieces on loan from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Focusing on the legacies of kings …

Friday, January 31, 2020 - Sunday, September 20, 2020
Exhibitions
Eclectic Ecology: Landscape Perspectives from Ponce De León to Florida Man
Exhibitions
Eclectic Ecology: Landscape Perspectives from Ponce De León to Florida Man

Florida conjures visions of a lush tropical paradise, with vast natural resources and endless opportunities for those most daring to try. The cultural landscape, however, is a combination of nature …

Friday, December 20, 2019 - Monday, May 31, 2021
Exhibitions
Louis Comfort Tiffany Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
Exhibitions
Louis Comfort Tiffany Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. One of America’s most renowned …

Friday, October 18, 2019 - Sunday, January 05, 2020
Exhibitions
Innovation and Imagination: The Global Dialogue in Mid to Late 20th Century Art
Exhibitions
Innovation and Imagination: The Global Dialogue in Mid to Late 20th Century Art

Despite the fact that the center of the art world shifted from Paris to New York in the years immediately following the world wars, what emerged in the later part …

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - Friday, December 31, 2021
Exhibitions
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – 1950
Exhibitions
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – 1950

Figge Art Museum French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950 exhibits approximately 65 works of art from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned European collection and positions France as the artistic center of …

Friday, June 14, 2019 - Sunday, September 08, 2019
Exhibitions
Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art
Exhibitions
Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art

This exhibition will bring together new and recent works related to Ezawa’s The Crime of Art series, a group of light-boxes and video animations that chronicle some of the most …

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - Sunday, December 01, 2019
Exhibitions
Edmund Greacen and World War I
Exhibitions
Edmund Greacen and World War I

World War I (1914-1919) is arguably the defining event of the 20th century. For those who lived it, it was frightening, chaotic, and bizarre. It was traumatizing and transforming. However, …

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - Sunday, February 02, 2020
Exhibitions
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
Exhibitions
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Author, illustrator and filmmaker, Vashti Harrison is an artist with a background in cinematography and screenwriting, with a passion for storytelling. This exhibition includes 10 illustrations from her debut book …

Friday, December 21, 2018 - Sunday, June 16, 2019
Exhibitions
Carlos Rolón: Lost in Paradise
Exhibitions
Carlos Rolón: Lost in Paradise

On Display In Lost in Paradise, artist Carlos Rolón examines regrowth. In the early 20th century, both Florida and Puerto Rico saw rapid spikes in industrialization, migrations, and tourism. Both …

Saturday, November 03, 2018 - Sunday, March 14, 2021
Exhibitions
Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman
Exhibitions
Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

Organized by guest curator Jeffreen M. Hayes, Ph.D., the Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman exhibition features nearly 80 works of art, including sculptures, paintings, and works on paper, and is the …

Thursday, November 01, 2018 - Sunday, April 07, 2019
Exhibitions
Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking
Exhibitions
Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking

Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking presents nearly 20 prints from the 19th to early 20th century, which were selected from a prized collection of more than 230 …

Friday, February 23, 2018 - Sunday, January 13, 2019
Exhibitions
Julien De Casabianca: The Outings Project
Exhibitions
Julien De Casabianca: The Outings Project

In 2014, Julien de Casabianca, a French artist and filmmaker, conspired to release some of the world’s great art, typically locked away within museums, into urban settings. His global Outings …

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - Sunday, June 05, 2016